It looks like February was a slower reading month around here. Nothing wrong with that, but it makes for a shorter post.
The “tween” favorite book of the month was Percy Jackson & the Olympians Book One: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Action packed adventure along the lines of Harry Potter but with Greek mythology involved. Highly rated. The movie was a bit of a disappointment compared to the book as it left out at least two main characters…among other things, I’m sure. I’ll probably be able to report out on book two for March and let you know how the series is going.
The second favorite book for February was Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Yes, this is the book the movie was based on. Who knew? Although Wikipedia says:
“The screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce adapted his novel while the film was in the process of being made.”
I’m not quite sure what that means, timewise…whether there was a book first or a movie first. Oh well.
In any event, the book was enjoyed and now she can see the movie!
The final February book was The Time Bike by Jane Langton. Not the favorite for the month but good enough to stay on the list without being forgotten.
In the slower grown-up reading side of the house, I finished The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker. I tried to read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. All credibility and faith in the author was lost when he claimed early on that, in 1986, people used the phrase “24/7” and used online support groups. I think we’re done here. I’m almost finished with Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris. I’m enjoying it. I’m glad I was halfway through it before I updated my extremely slim knowledge of the author. Now I’m just getting through it so I can decide what to read next — will it be Wolf Hall or Let the Great World Spin??
And that’s the February fiction report. What are you reading that’s good? The March report should be exciting since March is reading month!